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legislation reducing the deficit by $1.2 trillion is required by the budget control act. as a result of that the dod funding for fy2013 was reduced by sequestration and the amount of $41 billion unless congress acts, the fy2014 dod budget will be cut by an additional $52 billion below the funding level which is in the president's budget for fy2014 and also the budget passed by the house and senate of representatives. weekend fix the budget that reduces the deficit by $1.2 trillion over 10 years and that would take a grand bargain including spending cuts and additional revenues. would turn off the automatic spending cuts and sequestration for those 10 years. i remain hopeful we can develop such a bipartisan plan but absent a so-called grand bargain, surely we could devise a balanced deficit reduction package for one year that avoid sequestration in fy2014. we simply cannot continue to ignore the effects of sequestration. sequestration will have a major impact on military personnel. the pay of military personnel has been exempt it will ask them -- for troops including schools, military
. that means we're using deficit and regaining increasing competitiveness. becae a lo member states underestimated in the first years of the common currency that the pressure on competitiveness in the common currency resulted possibility of devaluation. it's huge. and if you don't improve your competitiveness, you will get major problems. it has happened in -- you will not feel it in the first years, but it will happen. and it did. therefore, we always have to -- [inaudible] member states, oblige member states to stick to european rules in, of course, a balanced way to enhance their competitiveness by structure reforms, and then we can, we have built a european mechanism through different systems to buy time until they regain access to financial markets. this worked in ireland, in portugal. in fact, in the last year we increase, by the way. i think it will work in cyprus as well. and if you look at the -- [inaudible] we have halved the national deficits in the eurozone in the last three years. delivering our commitment, by the way. we have halfved the difference in the -- halved the
-called grand bargain we could devise a balance deficit reduction package for one year that avoids sequestration in fy 2014. we simply cannot continue to ignore the effect of sequestration. sequestration will have a major impact on military personnel. though the pay of military personnel has been exempted, the sequester would reduce military readiness in the services for the troops including schools for military children, family support programs and transition assistance programs and mental health and other counseling programs. the president's budget request continues a major drawdown of active duty and reserve strength. we have in recent years given the department numinous force shaping authorities to allow it to reduce its strength in a responsible way ensuring that the services maintain the proper force mix and avoiding grade and occupational disparities, all of which have long term affect. if sequestration continues, the result would be ore pripitous foe structe that is ou of t the requirements of our defense strategy. sequestration has already affected military readiness. we have heard test
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